Center for American Progress

: America Challenged: Foreign Affairs in 2016 and Beyond
Past Event

America Challenged: Foreign Affairs in 2016 and Beyond

2:00 - 3:30 PM EST

Today, the United States and its allies find themselves in the midst of one of the most profound periods of global transformation. The rise of Brazil, Russia, China, and India as regional players is reshaping social, economic, and political spheres of influence across the globe. The conflict in the Middle East and the rise of ISIS is spreading insecurity to Europe, North Africa, and beyond.

At the same time, the world is coming together to tackle some of the most pressing global challenges and to produce multilateral agreements to tackle climate change and sustainable development. The need for prudent and engaged leadership from the United States is as great as it has ever been. How America chooses to respond to these challenges will shape the future of global politics for generations to come.

Please join the Center for American Progress, in partnership with the Center for International Relations and Sustainable Development, for this important discussion. The latest issue of CIRSD’s flagship magazine, Horizons, will be distributed during the event.

Welcoming remarks:

Vikram J. Singh, Vice President for National Security and International Policy, Center for American Progress

Keynote remarks:

Sen. Tom Daschle (D-SD), Chair of the Board of Directors, Center for American Progress; former U.S. Senate Majority Leader

Distinguished panelists:

Ivo Daalder, President, Chicago Council on Global Affairs; former U.S. Ambassador to NATO
Richard Fontaine, President, Center for a New American Security; former Foreign Policy Adviser to Sen. John McCain (R-AZ)
Martin Indyk, Executive Vice President, The Brookings Institution; former U.S. Ambassador to Israel
Neera Tanden, President, Center for American Progress


Vuk Jeremic, President, Center for International Relations and Sustainable Development; former Foreign Minister of Serbia; President; 67th Session of the U.N. General Assembly